London: Moll, Herman, 1701.
Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 6 3/4" x 7 1/2". Sheet measures 12 1/2" x 8 1/4"
This charming map of "Turkey in Europe" covers the regions of Greece, the Balkans and parts of Hungary, Ukraine, Crimea and Poland. Includes the several islands in the Aegean Sea. Incredibly detailed, the map notes several important cities and towns, waterways, and beautifully rendered topography. English text appears below the map proper as well as on verso. The map is in good condition with minor wear to the bottom edge. Nice dark impression.
Of German or Dutch origin, Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) settled in London in the 1670's where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt. By the turn of the century, Moll became the foremost map publisher in England, where he produced Atlases and maps. As an engraver, cartographer, mapseller and globemaker he appealed to the public with his unusual views and vignettes. As the demand for his work was sustained, he issued many revised editions of his work.